Lisa Maruca

Lisa Maruca

Associate Professor

5057 Woodward Ave, Suite 9408




Lisa Maruca

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Eighteenth-century literature and culture
  • Book history/text technologies
  • Children's literature
  • History of literacy
  • Gender studies
  • Race and colonialism
  • Pedagogy


Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1997

Awards and grants

  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2021-22 Innovative Course Design Award for "Mediating the Global Eighteenth Century"
  • CLAS Teaching Innovation, Development and Excellence (TIDE) Award (co-PI): $5000 to develop new public humanities course

Selected publications

  • The Work of Print: Authorship and the English Text Trades, 1660-1760 (University of Washington Press: 2007)
  • ““Vive La Plume!”: The Pleasures and Problems of Handwriting Pedagogy in the Long Eighteenth Century,” A History of the Futures of Handwriting in Early America. Ed. Mark Alan Mattes. University of Massachusetts Press: 2023.
  • "What Is Critical Bibliography?" Special Issue on “New Approaches to Critical Bibliography and the Material Text,” (edited with Kate Ozment), Criticism 64: 3-4 (2023)
  • “Mediating the Student Body: Labor, Literacy, and Experiential Learning in the Book History Classroom," Teaching the History of the Book. Eds. Emily Todd and Matteo Pangallo. University of Massachusetts Press: 2023.
    Fielding and the Pamela Media Event,” Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Henry Fielding. Eds. Elizabeth Kraft and Jennifer Wilson. New York: Modern Language Association of America: 2015
  • “Afterword,” Print Culture, Agency, and Regional Identity in the Hand Press Period. Eds. Rachel Stenner, Kaley Kramer, and Adam James Smith. London, Palgrave Macmillan: 2022. (5000 words)
  • “The Plagiarism Panic: Digital Policing in the New Intellectual Property Regime.” New Directions in Copyright Law. Vol. 2. Ed. Fiona Macmillan. London: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006
  • “Plagiarism and its (Disciplinary) Discontents: Towards an Interdisciplinary Theory and Pedagogy.” Issues in Integrative Studies 21 (2004): 74-97
  • “Bodies of Type: The Work of Textual Production in English Printers’ Manuals.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 36:3 (spring 2003): 321-343.
  • “Political Propriety and Feminine Property: Women in the Eighteenth-Century Text Trades.” Studies in the Literary Imagination 34 (2001): 79-99


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Courses taught by Lisa Maruca

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022